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(Gizmodo)   Turns out Bing named itself after the malware alerts popping up on your screen when you browse Bing's results   (gizmodo.com) divider line 29
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2013-04-12 12:07:36 PM
Let's see them make a commercial about that.
 
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2013-04-12 12:22:29 PM
The word disease is pronounced 'bing' in Chinese.
 
2013-04-12 12:45:57 PM
I doubt that's why they named it that.
 
2013-04-12 12:47:04 PM
...and google was the sound my kids made when the shiat their diapers.  When my wife wanted the diaper changed, I said "Ask Jeeves".  If someone else changed it, of course I said "Yahoo!"   (We don't discuss Altavista, and when that was used)
 
2013-04-12 12:50:46 PM

RyansPrivates: ...and google was the sound my kids made when the shiat their diapers.  When my wife wanted the diaper changed, I said "Ask Jeeves".  If someone else changed it, of course I said "Yahoo!"   (We don't discuss Altavista, and when that was used)


And on saturday nights.. DOGPILE.
 
2013-04-12 01:02:40 PM
Something owned by Microsoft is a vector for malware?

THE HELL YOU SAY!
 
2013-04-12 01:07:41 PM
Bing is for men's men, men that don't like google's safe search, that's like browsing while wearing a condom.  Bing is for people who want to live on the wild side, see all of the internet, not just some walled up garden that of only approved sites.  All of the internet.  Its the free-er search engine, if you use google instead of being you are not for freedom.  You aren't against freedom, are you?
 
2013-04-12 01:21:59 PM
I like how Microsoft has shut down that bingiton website. I even saw a commercial for it a couple weeks ago, tried to load it up, and it redirects to just bing.com now.

I have a windows phone, and I never, ever, ever use Bing. It is completely and utterly useless.
 
2013-04-12 01:52:56 PM
Jabronies!

www.lowbrow.org
 
2013-04-12 02:15:53 PM

sure haven't: I like how Microsoft has shut down that bingiton website. I even saw a commercial for it a couple weeks ago, tried to load it up, and it redirects to just bing.com now.

I have a windows phone, and I never, ever, ever use Bing. It is completely and utterly useless.


I hate the bing it on commercials.  They show a supposed side-by-side with Bing and Google, where the Google side looks nothing like a Google results page.
 
2013-04-12 02:22:56 PM

sure haven't: I have a windows phone, and I never, ever, ever use Bing. It is completely and utterly useless.


I like it cause I have scored tons of free MS points to buy stuff on my 360. Every couple weeks I get 400MS points, so every month its about near 1,000 or so.
 
2013-04-12 02:23:25 PM
NeoCortex42:

I hate the bing it on commercials.  They show a supposed side-by-side with Bing and Google, where the Google side looks nothing like a Google results page.

I tried the BingItOn challenge. They have you search for five search terms and present the results in identical looking format so that you're forced to pick the results fairly.

My final score was Google: 4 Bing: 1

Sorry, MS - your search engine still sucks.
 
2013-04-12 03:09:49 PM
You would think that, after 20 years, web search would be standardized to the point where you could get relevant results no matter which search engine you used. So it astonishes me how much much less useful my Bing search results are compared to Google. Maybe it's because Google has figured out that I'm not usually searching for shiat to buy.
 
2013-04-12 03:17:28 PM

aspAddict: NeoCortex42:

I hate the bing it on commercials.  They show a supposed side-by-side with Bing and Google, where the Google side looks nothing like a Google results page.

I tried the BingItOn challenge. They have you search for five search terms and present the results in identical looking format so that you're forced to pick the results fairly.

My final score was Google: 4 Bing: 1

Sorry, MS - your search engine still sucks.


Shrug. My result was the opposite. Together, we make data!
 
2013-04-12 03:19:30 PM
Could these search results BE any more malware-ridden?
 
2013-04-12 03:30:07 PM

RoxtarRyan: sure haven't: I have a windows phone, and I never, ever, ever use Bing. It is completely and utterly useless.

I like it cause I have scored tons of free MS points to buy stuff on my 360. Every couple weeks I get 400MS points, so every month its about near 1,000 or so.


...they give MS points for using Bing?

How does it work?
 
2013-04-12 03:40:09 PM

sure haven't: ...they give MS points for using Bing?

How does it work?


Just sign into it using your XBL email&pw, and for every 2 searches you do, you get some kinda credit. Build up enough, trade them for MS points.
Yeah, kinda dumb that there are several different "currencies", or whatever else, but hey! Seeing as your average decent indy XBLA game is about 1,200 or so points, a free game every month and a half for doing, really, nothing.
 
2013-04-12 03:51:35 PM

Flying Code Monkey: Shrug. My result was the opposite. Together, we make data!


So, are we doing a SCIENCE? :D
 
2013-04-12 03:55:15 PM

Jclark666: Could these search results BE any more malware-ridden?

 images.starpulse.com
 
2013-04-12 05:36:36 PM

RoxtarRyan: I like it cause I have scored tons of free MS points to buy stuff on my 360. Every couple weeks I get 400MS points, so every month its about near 1,000 or so.


This.  I don't pay for DLC any more thanks to Bing.
 
2013-04-12 07:11:10 PM

RoxtarRyan: sure haven't: ...they give MS points for using Bing?

How does it work?

Just sign into it using your XBL email&pw, and for every 2 searches you do, you get some kinda credit. Build up enough, trade them for MS points.
Yeah, kinda dumb that there are several different "currencies", or whatever else, but hey! Seeing as your average decent indy XBLA game is about 1,200 or so points, a free game every month and a half for doing, really, nothing.


Suddenly, Bing is my default search engine.
 
2013-04-12 07:28:28 PM

corronchilejano: RoxtarRyan: sure haven't: ...they give MS points for using Bing?

How does it work?

Just sign into it using your XBL email&pw, and for every 2 searches you do, you get some kinda credit. Build up enough, trade them for MS points.
Yeah, kinda dumb that there are several different "currencies", or whatever else, but hey! Seeing as your average decent indy XBLA game is about 1,200 or so points, a free game every month and a half for doing, really, nothing.

Suddenly, Bing is my default search engine.


Oh my god, I need to do this. Is there a FAQ?
 
2013-04-12 07:38:13 PM

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: You would think that, after 20 years, web search would be standardized to the point where you could get relevant results no matter which search engine you used. So it astonishes me how much much less useful my Bing search results are compared to Google. Maybe it's because Google has figured out that I'm not usually searching for shiat to buy.


It's not about results, it's about data analysis.

All a search engine is is a very advanced search algorithm, that (in google's case) uses mass data, and then further tailors to your specific user data, to give you results that are predictably accurate for you.

In theory, if I searched crappy soap operas constantly, then put in 'dallas' one day, google should be able to tailor the search results around the dallas soap, instead of dallas town.
 
2013-04-12 08:09:05 PM
I have it on good authority that BING stands for, "Because its not Google"
 
2013-04-12 09:15:36 PM

RoxtarRyan: sure haven't: ...they give MS points for using Bing?

How does it work?

Just sign into it using your XBL email&pw, and for every 2 searches you do, you get some kinda credit. Build up enough, trade them for MS points.
Yeah, kinda dumb that there are several different "currencies", or whatever else, but hey! Seeing as your average decent indy XBLA game is about 1,200 or so points, a free game every month and a half for doing, really, nothing.


It sounds as though that could be easily exploited via a script that I could bang out in about 10 minutes.  I assume that Microsoft has already come up with some sort of countermeasure for that?
 
2013-04-12 09:28:49 PM

Phoenix87ta: It sounds as though that could be easily exploited via a script that I could bang out in about 10 minutes. I assume that Microsoft has already come up with some sort of countermeasure for that?


Doubt it. You can just type in a phrase, like "what if someone", pick the first one, search, delete the last word, pick the second, search, etc. etc.

I'm a bit more legit though. I run a trivia night, so I'm always searching, double checking if answers are legit, etc.
 
2013-04-13 12:33:05 AM

RoxtarRyan: Phoenix87ta: It sounds as though that could be easily exploited via a script that I could bang out in about 10 minutes. I assume that Microsoft has already come up with some sort of countermeasure for that?

Doubt it. You can just type in a phrase, like "what if someone", pick the first one, search, delete the last word, pick the second, search, etc. etc.

I'm a bit more legit though. I run a trivia night, so I'm always searching, double checking if answers are legit, etc.


Heh.  That's okay, I haven't got a use for MS points anyways.  Just imagining the possibilities.
 
2013-04-13 09:34:44 AM
I gave Bing a try, but gave up when I couldn't easily find an "exact match" search condition, comparable to Google.  Hence, any search result seemed to toss in a random assortment of completely unrelated "matches."

/Suppose it has something similar, but didn't stick with it long enough to find out
 
2013-04-13 04:39:05 PM

sure haven't: I like how Microsoft has shut down that bingiton website. I even saw a commercial for it a couple weeks ago, tried to load it up, and it redirects to just bing.com now.

I have a windows phone, and I never, ever, ever use Bing. It is completely and utterly useless.


I just saw one of those commercials last night, and the site it still up.
 
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